I was just thinking about a sign I used to have on the wall above my desk. I’d like to share the message with you.
It simply said: “If you get an idea that you believe has potential, do what’s required to make it work. You can’t afford untapped potential!”
Getting an idea Vs Working an idea
Another way to think of a good idea, is to see it as an opportunity. In order to benefit from the opportunity, we need to work the idea. This means committing to do what is required in order for it to work.
Some of the best ideas never get the chance to fly, as they remain just an idea. They are either not acted on or they are acted on half-heartedly. They add to our banks of untapped potential.
You are an ideas person
You are a natural born problem solver. You generate ideas all the time. If you want to benefit from all that potential, all those opportunities, commit to working your best ideas… until they fly or flop.
Either way, you win:
- If the idea flies, that’s great.
- If the idea flops, take the learning from it and invest it in your next idea.
Just don’t allow your potential to be wasted. None of us can afford to leave untapped potential on the table!